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Edgar Allan Poe Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Edgar Allan Poe

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Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Related topics: Poetry

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there,
wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal
ever dared to dream before.
- Edgar Allan Poe

I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.
- Edgar Allan Poe

We loved with a love that was more than love.
- Edgar Allan Poe

 

The true genius shudders at incompleteness -
and usually prefers silence to saying something which
is not everything it should be.
- Edgar Allan Poe

The nose of a mob is its imagination.
By this, at any time, it can be quietly led.
- Edgar Allan Poe

I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.
- Edgar Allan Poe

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A strong argument for the religion of Christ is this -
that offences against Charity are about the only ones
which men on their death-beds can be made -
not to understand - but to feel -
as crime.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show,
that a vast, perhaps the larger portion of the truth
arises from the seemingly irrelevant.
- Edgar Allan Poe

I have, indeed, no abhorrence of danger,
except in its absolute effect - in terror.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Were I called on to define, very briefly,
the term Art, I should call it 'the reproduction of
what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.'
The mere imitation,
however accurate, of what is in Nature,
entitles no man to the sacred name of 'Artist.'
- Edgar Allan Poe

There are few cases in which mere popularity should
be considered a proper test of merit;
but the case of song-writing is,
I think, one of the few.
- Edgar Allan Poe

With me poetry has not been a purpose,
but a passion.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
- Edgar Allan Poe

If you wish to forget anything on the spot,
make a note that this thing is to be remembered.
- Edgar Allan Poe

It is the nature of truth in general,
as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial.
- Edgar Allan Poe

The ninety and nine are with dreams,
content but the hope of the world made new,
is the hundredth man who is grimly bent on making those dreams come true.
- Edgar Allan Poe

I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development,
invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever
expecting that it soon will be so.
- Edgar Allan Poe

In criticism I will be bold, and as sternly,
absolutely just with friend and foe.
From this purpose nothing shall turn me.
- Edgar Allan Poe

The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague.
Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
- Edgar Allan Poe

There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute,
which goes directly to the heart of him who has had
frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and
gossamer fidelity of mere Man.
- Edgar Allan Poe

I have no faith in human perfectability.
I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity.
Man is now only more active - not more happy -
nor more wise,
than he was 6000 years ago.
- Edgar Allan Poe

All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud,
fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
- Edgar Allan Poe

I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the
rhythmical creation of Beauty.
- Edgar Allan Poe

It is by no means an irrational fancy that,
in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence,
as a dream.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not
the sublimity of the intelligence.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Words have no power to impress the mind without the
exquisite horror of their reality.
- Edgar Allan Poe

To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which
a little man can himself attain greatness.
- Edgar Allan Poe

That man is not truly brave who is afraid either to seem or to be,
when it suits him, a coward.
- Edgar Allan Poe

It will be found, in fact, that the ingenious are always fanciful,
and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic.
- Edgar Allan Poe

The generous Critic fann'd the Poet's fire,
And taught the world with reason to admire.
- Edgar Allan Poe

In one case out of a hundred a point is excessively
discussed because it is obscure;
in the ninety-nine remaining it is obscure because
it is excessively discussed.
- Edgar Allan Poe

That pleasure which is at once the most pure,
the most elevating and the most intense,
is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary.
- Edgar Allan Poe

I am above the weakness of seeking to establish a sequence of cause and effect,
between the disaster and the atrocity.
- Edgar Allan Poe

There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.
- Edgar Allan Poe

The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the
most poetical topic in the world.
- Edgar Allan Poe

They who dream by day are cognizant of many things
which escape those who dream only by night.
- Edgar Allan Poe

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
- Edgar Allan Poe

The rudiment of verse may, possibly,
be found in the spondee.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike
them are those who are least able to utter them.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Youth, large, lusty, loving -
Youth, full of grace, force, fascination.
Do you know that Old Age may come after you
with equal grace, force, fascination?
- Walt Whitman

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder,
with a dash of the dictionary.
- Khalil Gibran

Poetry: the best words in the best order.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.
- Marianne Moore

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
- Plutarch

Poetry should...
should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts,
and appear almost a remembrance.
- John Keats

A poet's autobiography is his poetry.
Anything else is just a footnote.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power.
Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions,
all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
- Paul Engle

Sometimes poetry is inspired by the conversation entered
into by reading other poems.
- John Barton

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and
the thought has found words.
- Robert Frost

Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
- T. S. Eliot

The River of Life has no meaning, no good, no bad,
no better, no worse, no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS. There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River just flows. The River is the source of all nourishment -
the source of all obstacles.
The River is the source of all life - the source of all death.
The River is the source of all joy - and the source of all sorrow.
Yet the River has no joy - and the River has no sorrow.
The River is just the River.
One can flow harmoniously with the River -
or one can struggle fearfully against the River -
and the River just flows.
One can accept the River - or one can deny the River -
and the River just flows.
One can worship the River of Life - or one can curse the River of Life -
and the River just flows. There is nothing to do - and the River flows.
There is nothing to say - and the River flows.
There is nothing to think - and the River flows.
There is nothing to feel - and the River flows.
The River flows - and all else is our drama.
The River flows - and all else is our invention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.
- Carl Sandburg

Breathe-in experience, breathe-out poetry.
- Muriel Rukeyser

Any healthy man can go without food for two days -
but not without poetry.
- Charles Baudelaire

The River of Life has no judgments.
The River flows with no concept of good and bad - right and wrong.
The fields and dreams of men may be nourished by the River of Life,
or flooded and covered with silt, and the River just flows.
Men may catch fish and live on the River of Life,
or they may founder in a storm and drown, and the River just flows.
The River of Life is timeless.
It is not unchanging, but it is timeless,
and it changes in its own time.
The River of Life knows no obstacles.
The River can cut through solid rock - in its own time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.
- Oscar Wilde

He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet,
though he has never written a line in all his life.
- George Sand

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
- Carl Sandburg

You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you.
- Joseph Joubert

Poetry is an orphan of silence.
The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
- Charles Simic

Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life.
- William Hazlitt

The River of Life flows without emotion.
The River surges. The River quiets.
The River overflows its banks. The River dries to a trickle.
The River swirls and storms. The River becomes calm.
The River runs clear. The River runs dark with silt.
The River is indifferent to what benefit
or what harm is caused by its water.
The River is the River, and that is all there is to it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet
believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings,
and making music with them.
- Dennis Gabor

Poetry is the opening and closing of a door,
leaving those who look through to guess about what
is seen during the moment.
- Carl Sandburg

There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money,
either.
- Robert Graves


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